In looking at this from the viewpoint of Truth, we can see there is no such thing as “just ego.” It would mean that there is some place where God is not. All positions represent ego, and the ego is then superimposed on that which is not ego. There has to be something larger, which is consciousness itself. To safely do spiritual work and avoid crises, it is necessary to reaffirm, look within, and discover one’s own innocence. It really is not safe to do spiritual work unless one has a glimpse of that innate naive innocence and keeps one eye on it at all times, because that innocence is the gateway back to the Truth so one does not get lost in the swamp.
The Ego is Not the Real You, pg. 47